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Edward Moir collection, 1865-1964

  • US NNFIT SC.217
  • collection
  • 1865 - 1964

Documents and data related to Edward Moir in his roles as businessman and political activist for the interests of the Carded Woolen Manufactures' Association. However some of the items were collected after Moir's death, and relate mostly to the later years of the mill he ran.

Moir, Edward, 1846-1932

Norbert Quinn illustration, 1927

A glossy print of a caricature drawing by Norbert Quinn. Edward Moir is shown along with other men, possibly members of the Carded Woolen Manufacturers Association. Note on back states the caricatures were likely drawn at a "meeting or banquet in Boston."

Quinn, Norbert

Congressional items, 1921

This folder contains a copy of a proposed bill, a calendar for the Committee on Finance, and typed comments on testimony given by John P. Wood (President of the National Association of Wool Manufacturers).

Moir political work

This series contains items related to Moir's political work furthering the interests of the Carded Woolen Manufacturers' Association. It includes letters, published statements, newspaper clippings, and a volume produced by the National Association of Wool Manufacturers.

Miscellaneous items, 1886-1913

This folder contains samples of Crown Mills letterhead, tracts and pamphlets related to the wool industry, a sheet of tariff statistics, a political cartoon, a copy of document from another mill, and a list of wool mills.

Post-Moir records, 1886-1964

The items in this series all relate to Edward Moir and Crown Mills after Moir's death. See also US.NNFIT.SC., which contains a few items about the 1961 liquidation of Crown Mills.

Photographs, 1886-1961

Most of the photographs are of the Crown Woolen Mills over various years. The negative is of Edward Moir and one of the photos is of his son John M. Moir. The photos each have descriptions written on the back, and while some were taken in the late 19th century, most of the prints appear to have been made around the same time (roughly the 1960s).

Other papers, 1884-1932

This folder contains a short biography of Edward Moir, and a copy of a 1884 letter to Moir, signed by several overseers at the Cornwall Manufacturing Company, expressing their regret that he is leaving the mill.

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